Booklist – Kipling’s Reading and its Sources

Besant, WalterAll in a Garden FairChatto & WindusLondon1885
Novel mentioned in Something of Myself, p.65. See also Carrington 1955, p.81.
Bowles, G. StewartA Gun Room Ditty BoxCassell & Co.London1898
Kiplingesque verse and prose by naval sub-lieutenant. Preface by Lord Charles Beresford. Quoted in 'A Fleet in Being'
Brabourne, LordTales at Tea-timeRoutledge & SonsLondon

Fairy stories mentioned in Something of Myself p.7. Illustrated by William Brunton.
Culpeper, NicholasSee Walter H. Pollard.


Dumaitre, PauleRené Laënnec 1781-1826 (OS)College de FranceParis1981
Revue du Palais de la découverte'. Special edition devoted to bicentennial conference on René Laënnec (1781-1826), the physician who invented the stethoscope and who is mentioned in "Marklake Witches".
Ewing, Juliana H.Mary's Meadow & Letters from a Little GardenSPCKLondon1886
Quoted in "Fairy Kist"
Froude, J.A.The Two Chiefs of DunboyLongmans GreenLondon1889
An Irish Romance of the Last Century' mentioned in "A Fleet in Being", p.46.
Greenwood, JamesKing LionWard Lock & Co.London

In 'Beeton's Historical Romances' and also serialised in the 'Boy's Own Paper'. Inspiration for the Jungle Books; see Something of Myself, p.8, Ricketts, 'The Unforgiving Minute' p.26 and the Kipling Journal, Jul.1956, p.4.
Haggard, H.RiderNada the LilyLongmans, Green & Co.London1892
Novel which gave Kipling the idea for Mowgli (See K's letters to Haggard edited by Cohen).
Harris, Joel ChandlerUncle RemusGeorge Routledge & SonsLondon1880
Quoted in "The United Idolaters". Illustrated by A.T.Elwes.
Holmes, Oliver WendellElsie VennerChapman & HallLondon1879
Novel mentioned in "The Propagation of Knowledge".
Keats, JohnWorksFred. Warne & Co.London

Referred to in "Wireless".
Laënnec, RenéSee Paule Dumaitre.


Marryat, CaptainPeter SimpleMacmillan & Co.London1895

Palgrave, Francis TurnerThe Golden TreasuryOxford University PressLondon1929
Contains 'High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire' by Jean Ingelow, source of title "My Son's Wife".
Parish , W D
and Helena Hall
A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex. Gardner's of Bexhill London1957
An expanded version by Helena Hall of a classic reference work originally published in 1875
Pollard, Walter H.Nicholas Culpeper - Physician and AstrologerBirmingham Medical Review
Paper on Culpeper who figures in "A Doctor of Medicine" and "Wireless".
Scott, Sir WalterThe PirateMarcus Ward & Co.London1879
Mentioned in Something of Myself and "Gow's Watch".
Stevenson and OsbourneThe Wrong BoxLongmans GreenLondon1907
Quoted in "The Vortex".
Surtees, Robert SmithHandley CrossMethuenLondon1947

Surtees, Robert SmithMr. Sponge's Sporting TourBradbury AgnewLondon1891
Quoted in "Stalky" and "My Son's Wife".
Weygandt, Anne M.Kipling's Reading and Its Influence on His PoetryUniv. of Pennsylvania PressPhiladelphia1939